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Network to promote waste reduction and help save landscape from being taken over by landfills.

Donation: Clothing, toys
Be sure items are clean and in good repair. If you would not use them, then do not donate them.

  • Local places of worship
  • Immigrant relocation programs
  • Homeless Shelters
  • Value Village
  • Salvation Army
  • Goodwill
  • Amvets
  • International efforts - check on line
  • Food pantries

Donation: Books, magazines
My favorite site to 'donate' books and magazine are Laundromats and any places people spend time waiting.

  • Local library
  • Prisons, correctional facilities
  • Art centers
  • Summer camps
  • Headstart
  • Senior Centers
  • Nursing Homes Crossing (www.crossings.com) Track the life of your donated book.

Donation: Fabric, patterns, notions, sewing machines, yarns
Some landfills accept rags, cloth for recycling.

  • Quilting circles (cottons, thread)
  • Prayer Shawl groups
  • Yarn shops
  • Senior centers

Donation: Craft, art supplies

  • Art schools
  • Girl and Boy Scouts
  • Day Care Centers

Donation: Medical equipment, eye glasses

  • Lions Clubs
  • Local pharmacies collect

Recycling of building materials, appliances

  • Habitat For Humanity Re-store Store

E-cycling: cell phones, computers, cartridges

  • Turtle wings: www.turtlewings.com Provides data destruction and de-installation services in the USA, with company background and details of services. Maryland.
  • Cell phones: Can be reprogrammed with 911 for use by those who might need protection. Call local women shelters, sheriff or police departments.
  • Ink Cartridges: Try Staples, HP accepts them in special mailers

Hazardous waste disposal: paints, oil, chemicals, cleaning products
Check with your local landfill or trash transfer station. Try to buy 'green' so proper disposal will not be a problem

Boxes, Packing materials

  • Uline
  • U Haul for Used boxes

Self Help Organizations

  • Messies Anonymous

Donation of Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles